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NIKKOR Accomplishes Significant 110 Million Mark

November 26, 2018 Gadgets No Comments Email Email

The turn of a new century for Nikon is now accompanied by the notable achievement of reaching a total production of 110 million* NIKKOR lenses for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras as of October 2018.

By providing NIKKOR F lenses for SLR cameras, produced since 1959, in addition to the new NIKKOR Z lenses for mirrorless cameras introduced in 2018, Nikon continues to further enrich the NIKKOR lens lineup.

Nikon is one of the few manufacturers that consistently covers all stages of lens production, from development of optical glass at the Nikon Hikari Glass factory in Akita, Japan, to final lens production.

Nikon looks forward to continue leading the imaging culture by providing products that stimulate the creativity of photographers around the world, while responding to the latest advances in imaging technologies.

The NIKKOR brand

NIKKOR is Nikon’s brand of photographic lenses. The NIKKOR name arose from taking “Nikko”, the Romanised abbreviation for Nippon Kogaku K.K., Nikon’s original name from when the company was first established, and adding “r”—a common practice in the naming of photographic lenses at the time. The NIKKOR trademark was registered in 1932, and in 1933, the large-format lens for aerial photography was introduced with the name Aero-Nikkor.

In 1959, Nikon released the Nikon F SLR camera, as well as the first NIKKOR lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, including the NIKKOR-S Auto 5cm f/2.

Currently, Nikon offers NIKKOR F lenses for digital SLR cameras, and NIKKOR Z lenses for mirrorless cameras. The total lineup currently consists of approximately 100 types of lenses that supports a wide variety of applications, including fixed focal length (prime) lenses and zoom lenses that cover ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto angles of view, fisheye lenses, and Micro lenses.

NIKKOR F lenses, since its initial introduction in 1959, have throughout its legacy of more than half a century, incorporated the cutting-edge technologies of the time. This includes features such as aperture control, autofocus, and vibration reduction (VR). The latest NIKKOR Z lenses are lenses for Nikon mirrorless cameras in which a new, larger-diameter mount has been adopted. Further possibilities in lens design have been unlocked with the adoption of the new, larger-diameter mount, greatly increasing capabilities in optical performance. It has allowed Nikon to offer a variety of high-performance lenses, including the fastest lens in Nikon history**, with f/0.95.

The entire process leading to the release of a NIKKOR lens is managed in accordance with Nikon’s own strict quality standards, which ensures high-quality NIKKOR lenses.

Total number of interchangeable lenses for SLR and mirrorless cameras produced by Nikon

** Among interchangeable lenses for Nikon cameras

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